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  • “I was drawn to Sterling because of the work program. I know that at the end of four years I will walk away from Sterling with a résumé full of work and life experiences that any employer would find of interest. Returning to a sense of place, community, and local resilience is the next step in the environmental movement. Sterling is at the forefront of this movement; a college education here trains you to be a leader through engaged practice in community living.”

     

  • “This small college is one of the most important places in this country. Any institution can announce its ideals; great ones live them out–in the curriculum, on the campus, and in the portfolio.”

    Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben

    honorary Sterling alumnus, environmental activist, and author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and Oil and Honey

  • “Sterling values strong environmental ties to the land. The value of environmental ethics is taught side by side with the courses. It’s really the college’s commitment to climate and social justice issues.”

    Nathan Welleford ’16

    B.A. Outdoor Education, minor in Climate Justice[lsp1]. . Currently works as the Event Coordinator for Kentucky for Kentucky, a company promoting the people and products of the state. He received Sterling College’s Climate Justice Scholarship for glacial research he conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range

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❄🎵"Walking in a winter wonderland"🎵❄ #sterlingcollegevt #snow #winterwonderland

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Nothing like some quality time with cows and horses to melt away all our end of semster stresses. The livestock crew held a therapeutic cuddle session yesterday in the barn to help students de-stress #scvtsustainableagriculture #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #rianfriedcenter #barn #farm #cows

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A big thank you to everyone who came out to our taste testing! We hope you enjoyed the food as much as we loved making it #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #scvtcommunity #sterlingeats #sterlingcollegevt

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Nutrition students are getting ready for a taste testing tonight at 5 pm tonight in Dunbar! #sterlingcollegevt #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #sterlingeats

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Student Wendy Vasquez showed the Tropical Ecosystems and Culture class how to make a Maya beverage called atol de elote. Known as The Drink of the Gods, this cultural drink is made from corn, cacao, milk, and cinnamon. #atole #tropicalculture #sterlingcollegevt

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The Tropical Ecosystems and Culture class is husking #cacao beans from Goldenstream, Belize to make a traditional Maya drink. Stay tuned to see how it turns out! #tropicalculture #drinkofthegods

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There was a full house today with all the students and community members who came to listen to the inspiring lecture by Doug Flack. Doug comes as a guest speaker ever year to our Human Nutrition class and every time he brings with him new and exciting perspectives on #nutrition and #wholefarms. #scvtcommunity #scvtsustainablefoodsystems

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Reach your peak & make Sterling stronger than ever during this year's 1st ever #Expedition challenge http://www.sterlingcollege.edu/give #GivingTuesday #nourishtheroots

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Fun in the Rain

Rain or shine, every day is a great day to play and learn outside. The idea of learning how to be wild and free is part of the Coyote Kids…

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Farm-to-School in Craftsbury

Which work crew at Sterling allows you to make broccoli cheddar bites with fifth grade students, assist in processing vegetables (that came from the Pete’s Greens farm five minutes down…

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Finding Meaning in Physical Work: Internship Presentation

What does the Sterling College motto “Working Hands Working Minds” mean to you? I want to share with you about some work experiences I had gardening and farming a few years…

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